No more watermarks

I have decided to stop using watermarks on my photos because they only discourage rather than prevent stealing.

Baby wrapped in a bundle

Baby Ruiying

Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law on the birth of their first child.

Photos by Jen Xi

Portfolio – Photos by Jen Xi

My portfolio site is finally live. I have been fiddling around with several set ups but I’m proud to announce its official launch.


Choosing a DSLR camera

If you are new to the world of DSLRs, you will probably be bewildered by choices available. Here’s a guide on how to choose your first DSLR camera..

Demi-gods and Semi-devils

Wuxia translation – a preview

Translations of wuxia novels from Chinese to English are often too literal and do not bring out the full flavour of the story.

Fujifilm X100

First camera purchase in 2012

I bought my first camera in 2012, the Fujifilm X100. I was choosing between the X100 and Leica M6. I ended up choosing the former.


Welcoming 2012

My experiences in 2011 has made me a wiser person. I’ve grown and learnt from many of life’s lessons. Welcome 2012 and new challenges.


Brother’s ROM

My brother has become the first in my family to be married. He has finally tied the knot with his childhood love.

I coffee NaNoWriMo

Nanowrimo 2011

This is my third consecutive attempt at NaNoWriMo. I have not been successful in my past attempts. I hope to achieve the goal this year.



This is an abstract digital graphic piece done by me way back in 2004. It was featured in Photoshop Creative magazine in 2010.


Deleting my Friendster account

I deleted my Friendster account because it deleted the old profiles and became a social gaming site. My photos and friends network are gone!

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital III

The Ricoh GR Digital III is a great street camera. I bring it everywhere I go because it’s so durable and slim enough to fit my pockets.


My first roll of film

This roll of Fujifilm Superia 200 had quite an interesting journey. It was loaded in my dad’s Nikon F3 but the shutter tore after a few shots and the film had to be removed. I thought they would be exposed when the roll was removed from the camera. It was then loaded into my newly […]

Olympus XA2

Olympus XA2

I bought the Olympus XA2 went I saw it on sale in Cat Socrates. I’ve heard a lot about it and I knew I had to buy it.

iPad 2

iPad 2

The iPad 2 changed the way I consume content. The iPhone started it but the larger screen of the iPad made it the device for consumption.



Flickriver is a very good way to browse photos from Flickr. The site allows you to scroll downwards endlessly from one photo to the next.